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My Sister’s Birthday

posted at 11:34 pm
on Jun. 4, 2006

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My sister Virginia turned 23 this weekend, and she pissed and moaned because she was now officially one year from being out of her early twenties, and there’s all the inherent problems that go along with being labeled “mid-twenties” and she feels old and yadda yadda yadda.

Clearly, she is completely insane, because mid-twenties was only “old” when *I* was turning 24.  Now I am in my thirties, and the scales have fallen from my eyes and I can see that mid-twenties is the prime of life, the flower of youth, the golden age of life when all is honey and wine and fresh strawberries.

She went out last night with her friends to two bars.  Not one, two.  She drank like a parched fish and woke up this morning and went to work and felt “a little hung over. I stayed in Friday and Saturday nights and played cards with my friends and drank Diet Dr. Pepper and was in bed by 12:15.  The last time I tried drinking copiously, I had a hangover that lasted 3.3 days and involved me not being able to eat anything more spicy that a turkey sandwich with salt and pepper until my gastro-intestinal system had finished trying to tie itself into a hangman’s noose.

She’s healthy as golden lab in a commercial for flea prevention, and I’m taking enough supplemental fiber doses daily to re-grout our swimming pool.

So Virginia, I say to you today, Happy Birthday.  And may you get no older, but only wiser, from today forward.



 
 

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Thank you for the birthday wishes Travis. I also hope I only get wiser and not older from this day forward!

 

Posted by Virginia
  at 6:55 am on Jun. 5, 2006

 

 

 

What a hoot! Oh, to be in my early twenties again...
Nowadays one laced bevie and I'm done for the night. Thats the down side of thirtysomethings. The upside is that with age comes wisdom, and I wouldn't trade that for all the binge drinking, bar hopping, allnighters of my mis-spent youth!

 

Posted by Liz
  at 10:17 am on Jun. 9, 2006

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